Story Time: I Believe in Santa
Level A1/A1+ (Elementary/Upper Elementary)
Reading Comprehension Year 5
Write the correct form of the verb. Use the Present Simple Tense.
Do You Believe in Santa Claus?
Many American children between the ages of two and seven ______ (believe) in Santa Claus. Santa Claus is an imaginary person. He ______ (have) a white beard and a white moustache and ______ (wear) a red suit with white fur. He ______ (live) far away at the North Pole.
Joe’s nephew, Jason, is five years old. He ______ (believe) in Santa Claus. He ______ (believe) that Santa Claus ______ (bring) presents to all good children. Parents always ______ (tell) their children that bad children ______ (not get) presents; they ______ (get) coal. But, of course, Santa never ______ (give) coal.
Every year a few weeks before Christmas, Jason’s mother ______ (help) her son write a letter to Santa Claus. In his letter he ______ (tell) Santa everything that he ______ (want) for Christmas.
Santa ______ (not go) to the houses on Christmas Eve until all the children ______ (go) to bed. Santa ______ (travel) in a sleigh. He ______ (land) his sleigh on the roof. This is because Santa ______ (not enter) a house through the door; he always ______ (go) down the chimney.
Jason always ______ (hang) a big red stocking on the fireplace before he ______ (go) to bed. Santa ______ (fill) the Christmas stocking with fruit, candy, and small toys. He ______ (leave) the big presents under the Christmas tree. Of course, he ______ (not bring) everything that the children ask for.
Jason always ______ (leave) a plate of cookies for Santa. His parents secretly ______ (eat) them, but they ______ (not tell) Jason this. Jason ______ (think) that Santa ______ (eat) cookies.
Jason ______ (not sleep) very late on Christmas Day. He ______ (wake) up his parents at about six in the morning because he ______ (want) to go downstairs to open his presents.
- believe – вірити
- imaginary – уявний
- fur – хутро
- coal – вугілля
- sleigh – сани
- chimney – димар